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South Point native’s band returns home

Another Lost Year to open for Saving Abel

SOUTH POINT — Charlotte, North Carolina-based rock band Another Lost Year will open for Saving Abel on Thursday at the Ro-Na Theater in downtown Ironton.

Two No. 1 songs straight off of ClearChannel/iHeartRadio and exponential growth have helped launch the band, also referred to as ALY, into one of the next big names in active rock.

Guitarist of ALY is Lawrence County native and South Point High School graduate Adam Hall, who in an interview with a music writer from the website uglyscene.com said the group’s song “War on the Inside” is loosely based on his hometown.

“Where I’m from is a really bad place for drugs,” Hall said. “I know there are a lot of places across the country like that and I’ve seen a lot this past year. I just found out that a guy that graduated a year before me overdosed and died. It’s an awful thing to see people go through. Everybody has demons and that is kind of what ‘War on the Inside’ is about.”

For more than 22 months ALY’s tour schedule has had the group share the stage with Candlebox, Sevendust, Sick Puppies, Adam Gontier, Trapt, Nonpoint, Deuce, Hinder, Saving Abel, Dope, Saliva, Devour The Day, Fight or Flight, and a list of others. ALY has made a ton of noise and turned heads from people within the music industry.

In three years, ALY has been scoring music for popular television shows such as NFL’s Opening Day on NFL Network for the Patriots and Jets highlight reel, season two of Best Ink hosted by Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy, MTV’s The Challenge: Rivals II, and many others. ALY’s fast-growing fan base, high-energy shows and accessibility have been filling venues across the country.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 8:30 at the Ro-Na. Tickets are $20 and are available online at www.ro-natheater.com and at Pack Horse LLC in downtown Ironton.